Blogs

Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members

IR Society News Industry News Blogs 5 November, 2018

Making sense of MiFID II: An interview with Laura Hayter

Laura Hayter of the IR Society offers some practical advice on how companies can make sense of MiFID II

Blogs 5 November, 2018

ESG reporting should be the norm not the exception

There are many good reasons for companies, both small and large, to improve their ESG reporting practices – not least being financial and commercial benefits, says Nick Rose.

Blogs 1 November, 2018

All things small and beautiful…

The problems for IROs in the small-cap sector have grown under MiFID II, but there are opportunities for these companies in a creative and systemic approach to IR, suggests Richard Davies.

Blogs 31 October, 2018

Momentum broking – the importance of not getting lost between deals

Beyond fundraising, a proactive small cap broker plays an invaluable role in broadening the investor audience, and driving liquidity, writes Derren Nathan.

Blogs 29 October, 2018

Smaller companies and the changing face of the private investor

Private investors may be overlooked by large companies, but the small-cap sector can meet their needs in a rapidly-evolving market, writes Amanda Taylor.

Blogs 23 October, 2018

When having a specialist in IR can help small caps

Tish Crawford Jones talks to two experienced capital markets and IR professionals about the challenges facing small-cap IROs.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

Rewarding best practice in investor relations

As entries close for the IR Society’s 2018 Best Practice Awards, attention turns to the 20 November awards dinner. Sallie Pilot sets the scene.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

MiFID II – A practical update for members on developments so far

The IR Society policy committee recently published a practical update for IROs on MiFID II developments so far and their view on how the market is changing. The full 15 point guide is available to IR Society members.

Blogs 25 July, 2018

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Blogs 5 July, 2018

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out their long-term strategies and ESG issues when engaging with the investment community.

IR Society News Blogs 12 April, 2018

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

Blogs 27 March, 2018

Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II

What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just before MiFID II became law.

IR Society News Blogs 7 March, 2018

IR for small companies - MiFID II and everything you need to know

Laura Hayter summarises key highlights from a recent event hosted for small-caps and how they navigate regulations post MiFID II.

Blogs 22 February, 2018

IR meets CR!

John Gollifer reviews the recent event hosted alongside Corporate Citizenship and ICAEW - IR meets CR: Do investors care about sustainability?

IR Society News Blogs 30 January, 2018

The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management

With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.

Blogs 28 December, 2017

Building a US investor base after MiFID II

Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.

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